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. >> heavy snow and high winds stretching across pennsylvania upstate new york into new england. >> causing a travel nightmare for thousands of people returning home from the holidays. >> we're trying to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive p
lodes. kron 4 news. >>pam: ahead at eight.. new video of a deadly confrontation at a new york subway station. the latest on the search for a suspect. and several fire stations targeted for closure in the east bay ... get a bit of a reprieve. plus, former president george w bush .. weighs in on the state of immigration reform. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. moffett in national news... police in new york are questioning someone, after a man was pushed into the path of an oncoming subway train on monday. mary snow has new surveillance video of the incident.. and the angry reaction to how the story is being covered in
new york, a man who shot two firefighters to death and wound was a convicted felon who served 17 years for killing his own grandmother. police in webster, new york say 62-year-old william spangler opened fire on first responders. four volunteer firefighters were then shot. two of them were killed including one who full time police lieutenant. investigators say he then killed himself. the fire spread to six other homes which were also destroyed. >> dan: fire departments are stunned and shocked that first responders were targeted. we spoke with san francisco firefighters about it today. sergio quintana is in the newsroom. no doubt they are stunned. >> reporter: absolutely. when two firefighters are killed on christmas eve, that is tragedy but new york investigators and first responders across the country are especially shocked because police believe the shooter may have settle a house on fire to lure emergency teams into a trap. firefighters responded to the early morning blaze and were almost immediately shot at. >> there was a car and house that was engulfed in flames probably set by h
has been sold, we have a live report from new york and stay tuned we will have all the details. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an
murdered. and new york city's murder rate is at an all time low. 8.2 million people in the big apple. 414 homicides. one in every 20-thousand people were killed in new york city. >> catherine: there are new charges tonight in a brutal home invasion crime in san francisco december 9th. a man was killed - and a woman beaten. prosecutors say 6 people - including catherine uong - also known as "killer" - forced themselves into the victims home. shooting the man and leaving the woman for dead. the defendants are set to appear in court in january. >>> a law aimed at targeting repeat d-u-i offenders is making its through the california legislature. it would include the installation of a those involved. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. (humming and blowing) you're looking at an ignition interlock deviceor i-i-dbeing demonstrated here at auto sound specialists in union city >> "so you turn your ignition on, you wait for your device to initialize" >> reporter: once connected to an automobileif the device detects alcohol on the breath of the driverthe vehicle will not start >> reporter: with th
:25. >> in national news, police in new york are searching for a woman is a push the man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said a woman was talking to herself in pacing of the seven train platform in queens. >> they say she pushed a man of to the tracks as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> police say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second. they're not identify the victim had been out cameras in the neighbor to find the video of the woman. >> retired general norman schwarzkorf has died. >> gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm. >> which liberated kuwait but after the iraq invasion. >> his sister city died of complications from pneumonia. he noticed foreman norman r. taught to tampa after serving as commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. >> secretaries day hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton's been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state farm is likely to be
there may be only two people at the fiscal cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. and clearing a negotiating room improves the chances for success. just 25 minutes from now the closely watched monthly unemployment report will be released for november. coming up at 5:15 what economists say the numbers released this morning don't accurately reflect the current jobs market. >>> time now 5:05. reports an oakland church youth group visiting florida today is out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday. about an hour after arriving for a weekend youth conference. they are saying thieves broke into their van, stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them so they at least spent last night in a hotel. there is no word yet if this group plans to come back to
with new york stock exchange officials and businesses in august to about 11 to one of a planned september protest. >> the fbi released a statement says it recognizes the right of individuals and groups to engage in peaceful protest, but must also take precautions to do with any potential threat of violence. >> of santos is moved up its annual gun buyback program in the wake of its months shooting rampage in connecticut. >> people to drop off their guns exchange for gross restore gift card no questions asked. >> the mayor says the city's residents were to be protected. >> we want our legislators to do some. we feel like there's too much talking and not enough action. this is an opportunity for reply acting get rid of guns they do not use that they do not need. there are too often stolen. >> this is a hugely successful program the city says it will destroy the guns is given. says the buyback program started in 2009, lawson was has collected 8000 weapons. >> the time now is 4:27. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news more your forecast. and live look outside at walnut creek we are waking u
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cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks and those say clearing the negotiating room clears the chances for success. f we have new unemployment numbers released just a few minutes ago. employers added 146,000 new jobs in november. the unemployment rate dropped to a four-year low of 7 .7%. coming up at 6:15 the factors that economists predicted would have a negative impact on the numbers but apparently did not. >>> time now 6:07. we are following this story. oakland church youth group traveling in florida they are out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday about an hour after arriving far weekend youth conference. someone broke into their van stole 12,000 cash. one member of the group says they were able to have some money mired so they -- wired so they did spend last night in
in pennsylvania, upstate new york and some new england states. thousands are now stranded at airports across the country. >> you can't change it so you take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> in the bay area dozens of flights to the east coast were also grounded. bay area airports have also had days of delays because of rain here and with more rain expected on friday the local flight delays could continue through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>>
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for the oakland pd. he helped reduced violent crime when heed haded up new york and the l.a. police departments -- when he headed up new york and the l.a. police departments. some people aren't sure a new consultant isn't the solution in oakland. >> it might tamp some of it down just like putting armed guards on every street corner might tamp some of it down but it won't make people's lives better. i live over in the rolling 20s in a rough naked. there are a lot of miserable people there. they're not miserable because they're unhappy. they're miserable because they have no hope and them no money. >> oakland city council votes next month on the plan to hire bratton for some $250,000. >>> a bay area officer lost two guns to burglars who hit his home in antioch. the officer, who works for an undisclosed bay area agency, returned home wednesday night to find three burglars in his home. when he went in, they ran out the back and apparently used one of the stolen guns to keep the officer from catching them. >> he did give chase and the -- one of the suspects did drop some of the property that was sto
. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition
parties you are not alone "new york times" reports there is a worldwide helium shortage, the reason a drop in natural gas prices making helium less profitable. new plants under construction in wyoming and overseas are facing delays and maintenance trouble. some party supply stores are turning away customers wanting balloons. others are rationing >> new video provided from airplane manufacturer boeing shows 20,000 potatoes filling seats on a test aircraft, boeing says too)>ly simulate how humans respond to electronic signals from wifi to sport phones. engineers say it avoids filling plane with hundreds of people for long periods of time after the test, boeing donated the potatoes to a food bank. >> sounds like a half baked idea to me. norad saying good-bye to google and hello to microsoft, the santa tracker team will use microsoft's bing mapping service to help track santa's journey around the world for the past five years norad had been using google earth. the partnership broke up when google launched its own competing santa tracking service. >> the tracking starts in four days or three da
homecoming in new york thanks to david leigh. sports coming up next. >>> there is a surprise for the second final in 20 years the warriors have won 12 of the last 19 games. coach mark jackson was born in brooke loon. brooklyn. his confidence is growing and the steel here and you take it to the rack. he finished it with 32 points and the nets by 6. but curry went from simmer to boil and knocking down three's. steph a pull up jumper and he made it 28 to the fourth quarter. not the shot, but the dish and he had six points and 10 boards and three steals. david lee cleaning up inside here. he had a double-double 30 points, 15 rebounds 109-102 warriors. they are doing all of this without andrew bogin. even before they kicked off the season dennis alan said raiders management knew they didn't have a playoff contender. i'm sure they didn't envision a 3-10 tau -- tabacle. he says he and the gm reggie mckenzie says they knew it would be a rebuilding project, but it looks like a complete tear down. >> reggie and i have talked about it. we knew what we were dealing with when we came here. we knew we ha
exam. she was admitted to a new york city hospital where doctors will monitor her at least 48 hours. she has been recovering from a stomach virus. she had been planning get to work this work. >>> the government from going over the flip, yet as the -- fiscal cliff, both republicans said they will not vote tonight. they will reconvene tomorrow morning. >> the vote on spending cuts and tax high school thaksd prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country
. as previously was the case. according to the new york times this recent feud is that twitter is going to start to take on and still gritake on twitter will take on instagram directly. >> and how about a holiday wish list? i would like to share this with you. best buy is offering to dollars of all iphone including the new iphone 5. it is $50. the entry level at $150 with eight to your contract. and amazon is offering $50 off the kindle fire. high- definition tablet. it just came out i am surprised it is on sale already the 16 gb = $250 and enter firehd89 for the coupon code. >>pam: tear-filled apologies over the royal pregnancy prank -- that took a deadly turn. that story coming tonight at 5:30. >> major changes for california and the medieval are not happy. the fallout from the new logo changes -- people are not happy >> the university of california has a new logo after 150 years. it is actually of setting a lot of people. they are taking action with an on-line petition with 40,000 signatures, and a facebook page to pull its on the new logo 5000 people have joined that page. it reportedly show
the rainfall has diminished from yesterday. mainly snowfall as we can see through pennsylvania, new york, and through ohio. a number of winter weather advisories. with snowfall rates that could bring 1 ft. in portions of this region. as we take a look of the watches and the warning's there is a winter weather the advisory could produce two-5 in.. however, the pink and the red could produce more snowfall. and in this location near pittsburgh we are going to c 1.5 ft. and gusting. this is going to produce to the east but it will possibly dissipate within 24 hours. >> this high winds and record snowfalls have turned holiday travel into a nightmare before christmas. this satellite photo shows the size of the winter storm now moving into new england. down on earth, the picture is not so pretty. in the upper midwest it is more than a foot deep. >> heavy, wet snow driving hazardous. >> we just dumped in the ditch >> flying unpredictable. >> i'm prayin' >> i'm afraid i wont make it >> hundreds of flights delayed a multi=vehicle pileup in iowa. another one in michigan, some deliveries delayed. bu
health officials are warning of gay men about a recent uptick in meningitis cases in new york city. there is been about 12 cases of the disease were reported among gay men in new york in the past year. meningitis can be transmitted during intimate or sexual contact with someone who was infected. it also be transmitted by sneezing, coughing or sharing drinks are food with an infected person. although there has not been any recent cases in san francisco. health officials are asking those who plan to travel or have recently traveled to new york to consult with their doctor. >> with warnings that this flu season could be one of the worst in recent years to restore farmers is in the bay area will be giving free flu shots to children ages 4 to 18. >> the free vaccination program is called shoe the flu. it is designed to improve or rock community health. the program runs through the end of the year and is being funded by the page family foundation. again it is free. the reynauds took on the denver broncos at the coliseum. the broncos quarterback jason manning through his 30 touchdown bidd
their in international operations between new york and london. the deal will not be announced any time soon. we will let you know when word comes down. the transaction would be the latest in a round of mergers that every shape the airline. highlights oil prices may precipitate more takeovers in the future. >> ford is recalling two of its biggest selling and newest models. the 2013 escape cross over. and the fusion mid-size sedan. the automatic said they can overheat and catch fire. ford says that has not been any reported injuries but has 12 reports of a stake fires and one for fusion. this is the third recall for the state. the fusion was up just name green car of the year at the l.a. auto show. >> the amount of global he traffic pollution rose again last year by 3 percent. scientists say it is unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees. majority of the increase comes from china and carbon the oxide pollution. the nine states in germany are the only two countries to reduce their carbon dioxide pollution. that amounts to two, 4 million lbs. of carbon dioxide released into the air
to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million fewer people than initially projected. we will be right back. óó >> let's take a quick look outside. here is a shot from san francisco from van ness ave. let's check in with janu for your first forecast. >> the system that was bringing us more stirred yesterday has been pushed out of the area. we are still dealing with lingering sprinkler and through the south bay as well as parts of the peninsula. taking a
helped reduce violent crime when headed up the new york and l.a. pds but some residents aren't sure a new consultant is a good solution to the city of oakland. the oakland city council by the way votes next month on the plan to hire bratton. it's going to cost $250,000 to use him as a consultant. >>> a milestone today for san francisco's muni. the public transit system is turning 100 years old and there's a celebration designed to benefit everyone. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco to give us some history. >> reporter: 100 years ago the first muni line started running from geary to 33rd avenue. today, muni railway serves about 200 million passengers a year. it has a network of 63 bus routes a historic light rail system, streetcars and three cable car lines. but before muni even existed, the city's public transit system involved horse-drawn buggies. to celebrate, service on all muni services including the cable car line will be free starting right now until 5 a.m. tomorrow. originally muni was planning to charge riders a 5-cent fare because that was the original cost about 1
with no signs of progress. stay with abc7 morning news, 6:30 the opening bell live from the new york stock exchange. 6:45 live to jane king for an update. >>> in a few hours pearl harbor survivors as well as military and coast guard veterans will place a wreath in alameda to mark the 71st anniversary of the japanese attack on the pearl harbor base in hawaii. it will be followed by a 20 within gun salute. more than 2400 americans died when the japanese bombed pearl harbor in a surprise attack december 7th, 1941. the attack helped usher the u.s. into world war ii. 3:45 in afternoon sons and daughters of survivors will attend the 48th annual beacon lighting in honor of pearl harbor day. >>> the iphone is likely coming to t-mobile in the new year, the company says it will add apple products in 2013 the company didn't mention the iphone by name and misses say it is likely the -- >>> san francisco-based site zynga wants a real money gambling experience for users. the company has filed an application for a gambling license with nevada regulators. zynga need as decisional revenue sources interests
. >> mick and lakers facing his old team the knicks in new yor york. reeling right now. to the hoop with authority by anthony. he wlevt a sprained ankle. all knicks early. raymond to beat the buzzer at the half. 70-49 knicks. kobe leading furious charge. it up 3 -- tough 3. perfect at home. a slam off the up. knicks win it 116-107. lakers they have lost 4 straight. high school hoop on espn in texas to face travis. 1 hand hammer he had 14 points. travis they have a pair of star. harrison twins, aaron off glass that over time 15 seconds left in o t. there's harrison again with lay up. 26. travis up 1. gordon for the tie. deep 3. in and out. holds on over time victory 56-53. 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> thank you larry. >> yes. well up next how one of the most famous piano in history can be yours. >> we have that story for you >> we have that story for you writ after >> all right when you wake up first thing tomorrow morning make sure you have the lirs on. it's a cold morning. low 30's to the mid 40's certainly dropping below freezing in our inl
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
clinton has planned, after she leaves the state department next month, short term . "the new york times"s reports she will be taking time off, those who want her for speaking engagements have been told not to ask until april or may. the newspaper says mrs. clinton and former president clinton would like to buy a house in the hamptons or upstate new york. >>> in san jose the last in a series of four meetings will be held tonight on the hiring of a new police chief. chris moore will step down next month after serving less than two years. the goal of the meetings to gain public input. >>> reminder, mark calendars for the abc7 share your holiday food drive, this wednesday. meet the news team as we broadcast live from around the bay area taking your donations for local food banks. for more information and a location nearest you go to abc7news.com/community. >>> still ahead, up or down just released survey telling drivers what to expect when it comes to the price at the pump. >>> crash site recovery new item found at the scene where mexican-american superstar jenni rivera's plane went down. >
was the new york city police commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and was credited with improving the crime rate in that city. he took over as the chief of police in los angeles in 2002 and led the department until 2009. o.p.d. says he will offer his advice but the chief says he is still in charge in oakland. >> i want to make sure that this is lawful, efficient. >> they have provided they will give us recommendations and it is up implemented because at the end of the day it's my responsibility to make sure the policing in a lawful and constitutional and it's also reduce violent crime. bratton and his business partner bob wasserman created the comp stat system that is used by many major police departments in the country, including oakland. >> we want to look at what we are doing here in oakland. we have the comp stat model here in oakland and we want to look at how we can strengthen it and improve it based on his experience and how he's used it in l.a. and in new york. >> bratton and his company will start early next year. i'm jeff bush, kron four news. >> grant: businesses in oakland are callin
and rambunctious. jack pinto loved the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite player, victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs with the angels and knocking halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. marly hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >>> some california lawmakers say it's time for new state laws in hope of preventing tragedies like the one in connecticut. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman the chairman of cal gun does support more backgr
in and get to work from day one and get a defense established. >> nba tonight. knicks and heat. new york without carmela who injured his finger. raymond led the way with 27 points. if the knicks had 18, 3's. 18 points off the bench and win fifth straight. leave miami by game and a half of best record in the east. 112-92 was the final in miami. the knicks without mellow and blow out the heat. 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> raiders were this close. >> well, if very from us frustrating. imagine how they feel. >> good point. >> thanks larry. >> it could be worse we could be them. >> for all of us here, thanks for joining us everyone. >> i'm kidding. more from all of us we appreciate it. next newscast at 4:30 am and of course stay connected at abc 7 news.com. >> we leave with you the 83rd annual christmas tree lighting at golden gate park. lots of family friends. santa too. >> we sure appreciate your tim time. holidays are here and nice cool evening throughout tonight and no rain. mrs. mrs. clause how fun is that. >> terrific night everyone. >> terrific night ever
. >>> at least two firefighters have been shot while responding to a house fire in new york. it happened shortly before 6:00 eastern time near lake ontario. firefighters were shot as they arrived at the scene. one is said to be in satisfactory condition. >> the other's condition is unknown at this hour. firefighters are not fighting the fire right now because they are waiting for police to finish evacuating the area as they search for a shooter. the fire has now spread to other homes. >>> the bickering continues a week away from the fiscal cliff. talks to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts won't resume until thursday. andrew spencer has the very latest. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers says president obama wants the country to fall off the fiscal cliff. >> we were gonna go over the cliff before. we are gonna now because that's what the president wants. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner failed to get enough vote for his plan b on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people making more than a million dollars a year. on friday, they left town with no deal. >> i've
yesterday outside of nob hill foods. the man was identified as 53- year-old aldon mau. >>> the new york man shoved to death has been laid to rest. funeral services were held yesterday for the victim, ki- suck han. his daughter was there clutching a photograph. many wonder why passengers department try to save him. >>> from where i was, i could scream my lungs out, probably no one would have heard it and since my camera is always on. >> you tight that might have warned the con-- you thought that might have warned the conductor? >> the suspect, naeem davis, is being held on bail. he claims han would not leave him aloin and was -- him alone and was drunk. >>> some economists say democrats have numbers on their side for this fiscal cliff. >> reporter: more hiring could mean more support for president obama's agenda. here's what we learned from the labor department this morning. 146,000 jobs were added in november. that's almost double what some experts had predicted -- projected. the unemployment rate is the best we've seen in four years, down to 7.7% from 7.9% the month before. now, economists
the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite football player, giants wide receiver victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs with -- at the angels and knocking their halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. meantime, newtown school officials have set up grief counselors to speak with students who are still dealing with this tragedy. brian. >> you, know marlie, is the sense back there that parents are going to send their kids back to school in the next couple of days, or -- or are they going to be sending them back maybe they are going to take a break and wait until after the christmas holidays? >> reporter: brian, some parents have expressed that they are hesitant to send their children back to school. one for security reasons. but mainly because they feel they are not emotionally ready. but other parents say it's important for the kids to go back to school today just to restore a sense of normalcy and get back to thei
coming up. >>> meantime, it feels like spring here in new york city. that's about to change, too. >>> christmas cheer in washington interruptedly controversy. superstar singer psy's explosive onstage rants against americans, happened before he made it big here with "gangnam style." >>> we showed you our trip to robin's. we're heading back. revealing our traditions now at robin's home for christmas. what a visit it was. >>> we begin with the australian z deejays speaking out for the first time. cecilia vega is in sydney with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. they say this was supposed to be a simple, harmless prank that lasted no more than 30 seconds. they thought they would be hung up on immediately. we all know that is far from what happened. >> personally i'm -- >> reporter: the two australian deejays behind the phony phone call came out of hiding overnight. offering a tearful apology to the family of the nurse. >> shattered, gutted, heart broken. incredibly sorry for this situation and what's happened. >> there's not a minute that goes by that
of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says a new study has found no clear evidence linking 9/11 debris to cancer. six months ago the federal government added cannes tore the list of diseases covered by the world trade center fund. but the new york city health department found people exposed to debris and dust at ground zero did not have a higher cancer rate. >>> britain's guardian reports on deadly attacks in pakistan targeting u.n. workers giving out polio vaccinations. two workers were killed today and one is in critical condition. it is not clear who is behind the attacks but the taliban opposes the vaccination campaign claiming that it's aimed at sterilizing muslims. >>> "usa today" says the housing market is building momentum thanks to job growth, the construction of new single family homes will be up 25% this year. it's predicted to jump another 35% next year. >>> and the san jose mercury news says facebook founder mark zuckerberg is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a local nonprofit foundation. on his facebook page zuckerberg referred to a pr
free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel. he has been on the board twice before but left to run for political office. army has kept a low profile since the election spending time with his family at their california home. the romney and marriott families are close. in fact mitt romney whose first name is willard was named after the hotels founder john willard marriott. >> it is a high resolution so in a high-profile case. george zimmerman stiffest in releasing a picture taken february 26th by police officer after trayvon martin was shot and killed. you can see the photo here with a bloody face. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 17 year-old death. he says he was on a neighborhood patrol and was acting in self-defense. but in florida steady your ground lost to the test. defense attorney mark o'meara says
long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. l
very little sleep.k too california from long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our te
returning home to brooklyn. this turned out to be a very happy homecoming in new york thanks to david leigh. sports coming up next. did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. the second final in 20 years the warriors have won 12 of the last 19 games. coach mark jackson was b in brooke loon. brooklyn. his confidence is growing and the steel here and you take it to the rack. he finished it with 32 points and the nets by 6. but curry went from simmer to boil and knocking down three's. steph a pull up jumper and he made it 28 to the fourth quarter. not the shot, but the dish and he had six points and 10 boards and three steals. david lee cleaning up inside here. he had a double-double 30 points, 15 rebounds 109-102 warriors. they are doing all of this w
tonight in new york. it's essentially a two-man race, johnny manzel and mantai tao. collin klein is a finalist and he will be kansas state's first player to take home a heisman. but the favorite is johnny manzel from texas a&m. they call him johnny football who would be the first freshman to win the heisman. >> it would mean the world to me. it would be a dream come true for me to be the first freshman to win the honor and to bring a heisman trophy back to texas a&m. just the pride it would bring to not only my family but everybody, everybody at aggieland and everybody involved with the texas a&m program. it would mean the world. >>> baseball news, when a's fans think about brandon mccarthy, this moment will be the first thing that flashes in their minds. a line drive that could have killed him. turned out it was his last pitch for the a's. he's agreed to a two-year deal with arizona for $15.5 million. he posted a 8-6 record for the green and gold last year. to the ice. the bulls hosting the colorado eagles. the third period they were down 4-0. but we need one san francisco goal
to contact the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to new york to kill bieber when they missed their exit. they were stopped by border patrol agents in canada. >>> an offensive restaurant raw seat may result in a lawsuit. three women were outraged after discovering the words "fat girls" at the top of their check. the restaurant's bartender typed it in to help identify the table. the women say they now have an attorney and are considering a suit. legal experts say it may be a tough case to win because being over wait is not a constitutionally protected status. >>> check your iphone. the long awaited google maps is coming up, possibly sometime tonight. neither google nor apple would comment. it would be a welcome addition for iphone users who were unhappy with the apple made replacent in. >> if you have been watching abc7 you know we have been raising food for the food beak. it is the share your holiday food drive. we broadcast around the bay area. we were at union square. larry beil and michael finney were in walnut creek. so far we raised $13,000 and more than 2500
the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to new york to kill bieber when they missed their exit. they were stopped by border patrol agents in canada. >>> an offensive restaurant raw seat may result in a lawsuit. three women were outraged after discovering the words "fat girls" at the top of their check. the restaurant's bartender typed it in to help identify the table. the women say they now have an attorney and are considering a suit. legal experts say it may be a tough case to win because being over wait is not a constitutionally protected status. >>> check your iphone. the long awaited google maps is coming up, possibly sometime tonight. neither google nor apple would comment. it would be a welcome addition for iphone users who were unhappy with the made replacent in. >> if you have been watching abc7 you know we have been raising food for the food beak. it is the share your holiday food drive. we broadcast around the bay area. we were at union square. larry beil and michael finney were in walnut creek. so far we raised $13,000 and more than 2500 pounds of food. th
.5%. average earners 4% and top earners 6%. >>> the crystal ball that drops in new york's time square will have a little something extra this year. workers are already installing the 288 crystal panels. one of them is a little different from the rest. it's engraved with the name of dick clark. he hosted the new years eve telecast from time square for 40 years. this year's show will be hosted by ryan sea crest. >>> time now 6:26. let's go to tara. she is covering traffic. there is something going on in marin. >> yeah pretty minor thing. 101 northbound at highway 37 this is in novato. we have a stalled vehicle or someone that spun out. chp has not figured that out yet. right now let's take a live look at down in the south bay. 280 at the 880 split headlight there is are northbound traffic toward santa clara no delays. and 680 at the sunol grade near fremont this has been our busiest stretch all morning long. as you can see traffic is flowing pretty nicely there. 6:26 let's head over to steve. >> thank you, tara. >> i didn't know. >> that's okay. we do have cloudy skies. cold out there. a lot of 3
of the world trade center attacks. homeless man next to model posed during fashion week event in new york city at the para-olympic united states team celebrates after winning the gold medal in tennis. touching moment. physical walking on tightrope over niagara fall. space shuttle enterprise flying above manhattan on farewell tour. control room er upt in cheers after finding out they successfully landed on mars. thanks to curiosity this is one of the clearest im am of mars ever taken so far away seems so close in some respects. the 24 mile free fall from space few week back. some of the images from 2012 on the web site buzz feed what a year. >> just ahead from pictures to stunt. >> terrifying prank on elevator with camera rolling has reality tv gone too far. stay with us. jeans. >> one last time let's check on the weekend weather forecast. spencer is here as always. >> okay dan. start with live doppler. few cloud offshore. just a few thin high clouds overhead but for the most part we have clear skies right now. and looks like tomorrow state wide we have painly clear skies as well althoug
, vancouver and new york. they say the city by the bay stands out in environmental leadership and entrepreneurialship but edged out by boston with universities and top position ms. research and development spending. >> we got some -- good universities here. i know you are going to pull out the harvard card, but still. >> cal, stanford. >> i want a recount. >> we got a better baseball team. >> darn tootin. >>> we'll find out who has the better football team this weekend. mid 50s today to low 60s increasing clouds, as we look around the state, dry everywhere until eureka in the afternoon, mid 60s sacramento and fresno, 67 san diego. mid 70s los angeles and palm springs. changes in the high country starting tonight winter weather advisory tour to nine inches above 3,000 feet means chains and up to a foot of snow possible above 7,000 feet. >>> live shot of 87 in san jose, headlights northbound, taking the julian exit, hp pavilion on the left, everything is at the limit no problems. san rafael out of novato past marinwood, lucas valley road, good past freitas parkway, roadwork in t
from the volcano's sides. >> san francisco's car hailing app company won a victory against the new york taxi industry. they announced an agreement with a one year pilot program that allows passenger and drivers to connect with the app. the app has its own pricing structure. >> think your teenager doesn't use marijuana? the staggering results of a new survey. plus. >> we lose this building. we'll lose the neighborhood. >> helping at risk youth, but for how much longer? >> our chief meteorologist bill martin tracking the return of rain. he's back with what to expect and when, in a moment. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vw
the volcano's sides. >> san francisco's car hailing app company won a victory against the new york taxi industry. they announced an agreement with a one year pilot program that allows passenger and drivers to connect with the app. the app has its own pricing structure. >> think your teenager doesn't use marijuana? the staggering results of a new survey. plus. >> we lose this building. we'll lose the neighborhood. >> helping at risk youth, but for how much longer? >> >>> an oakland organization that helps at-risk youth is facing eviction from a historic building that was built in the late 1800s. paul chamber tells us why. >> reporter: liberty hall has sat at the intersection of 8th and chester street in west oakland. the building is on the national register of historic places. inside the building is used to better the community. >> we provide services to at- risk youth. particularly in the area of digital media production, television production. >> reporter: there's also a resource center that gets people a little help. >> we have people that come in and they, like their last resort. the
the knicks in new yor york. reeling right now. to the hoop with authority by anthony. he wlevt a sprained ankle. all knicks early. raymond to beat the buzzer at the half. 70-49 knicks. kobe leading furious charge. it up 3 -- tough 3. perfect at home. a slam off the up. knicks win it 116-107. lakers they have lost 4 straight. high school hoop on espn in texas to face travis. 1 hand hammer he had 14 points. travis they have a pair of star. harrison twins, aaron off glass that over time 15 seconds left in o t. there's harrison again with lay up. 26. travis up 1. gordon for the tie. deep 3. in and out. holds on over time victory 56-53. 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> thank you larry. >> yes. well up next how one of the most famous piano in history can be yours. >> we have that story for you >> we have that story for you writ after [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi ho
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